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Medicinal Chemistry of Boron Compounds Conference

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We are proud to add to our conference listing the inaugural Medicinal test-214185_640-e1437740540983Chemistry of Boron Compounds Conference which shall be taking place 4th October – 7th October 2015 at the Parador de Oropesa in Spain.

The pharmacological uses of boron compounds have been known for several decades. However, recent progress in the bioorganic chemistry of boron is closely related to the discovery of boron-containing compounds as prospective drugs. While first developments of the medicinal chemistry of boron were stipulated by applications in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) of cancers, more recently it was found that some boron analogues of amino acids and their derivatives express hypolipidemic, anti-inflammatory, antiarthitic, antipleurisy, and analgesic properties. The knowledge accumulated during the past decades on the chemistry and biology of bioorganic boron compounds laid the foundation for the emergence of a new area of study and application of boron compounds as lipophilic pharmacophores and modulators of biologically active molecules; for example, carborane-containing compounds inhibit HIV replication, show anticancer activity, modulate purinergic receptors, etc. An additional advantage of boron clusters is that they are abiotic and therefore chemically stable in biological environment and usually resistant to catabolism.

These and other recent findings clearly show that there is still great unexplored potential in medicinal applications of boron-containing compounds. This conference will promote the development of new boron-containing drugs and materials for molecular medical diagnostics by bringing together renowned experts in the field of medicinal chemistry of boron compounds.

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The Conference Chairs

Evamarie Hey-Hawkinseva-hawkins-251x300
Universität Leipzig

Evamarie Hey-Hawkins has been a Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Leipzig University, Germany, since 1993.  has published more than 370 publications in internationally renowned journals, four patents, and has given more than 225 oral presentations nationally and internationally. In 2013, she was honored as “IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering” for her scientific achievements. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins is involved in numerous professional activities; she is a member of the Editorial Board of ZAAC, BBJNTCT, and the International Advisory Board of ChemPlusChem, referees for numerous journals and evaluates research proposals as member of the Review Board “Molecular Chemistry” of the DFG (since 2008). She heads several networks, for example as speaker of the Graduate School “Building with Molecules and Nano-objects” (BuildMoNa, since 2007), as Chair of the EU COST Actions “European Phosphorus Sciences Network” (PhoSciNet, 2008-13) and “Smart Inorganic Polymers” (SIPs, since 2013), or as coordinator of the “Materials Science and Catalysis Network” (MatCatNet) (funded by DAAD (SOE) since 2005).

Clara-VinasProf. Clara Viñas
Material Science Institute of Barcelona

Prof. Clara Viñas has dedicated work at industry (1984-1985), at public institutions being the head of Municipal Laboratory of Sabadell City (1985-1991) involved on chemical-bromatological analysis of food and environmental control, and at academia at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) from 1991. She is a Full Professor at the ICMAB-CSIC since 2006. She has published 22 book chapters with ISBN, an Encyclopedia chapter and over 270 original scientific papers in peer refereed journals included in the SCI (h= 41). She has been supervisor of 12 Master degrees (2 were distinguished by the Catalan Society of Chemistry with “Sant Jordi” Award) and 10 Doctoral Thesis (3 were distinguished by the U.A.B. with the Extraordinary Yearly Prize). She pioneered the EUROBORON conferences and co-chaired EUROBORON I, HALCHEM IV and IMEBORON XIII. She has led competitively funded research Spanish projects and participated in European, Catalonian and industry ones. She is co-author of 6 patents (1 European, 1 USA, 1 China and 3 British). She commonly acts as reviewer of SCI journals and Funding agencies. Her research interests are in the synthesis of novel boron compounds, carboranes and metallacarboranes, to be used for future medicinal applications among others.


Talk Consideration Deadline: 27th August 2015……Poster Submission Deadline: 27th August 2015

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The Venue

Parador de Oropesa
Oropesa, Spain



4th October – 7th October 2015

The Parador Oropesa is majestic in every sense of the word. Located in the beautiful Castillian countryside to the west of Madrid; it is spacious, elegant, and imposing. Set in the former ancestral home of the Counts of Oropesa and located in the shadow of the Sierra de Gredos mountains, over the centuries, its Medieval cloisters and towers have accommodated aristocracy, bishops and soldiers.

There are two castles separated by an immense wall that is crowned by a magnificent machicolated parapet and an awesome tower. At one time the castle complex was controlled by Don Francisco de Toledo – Duke of Alba, and the Viceroy of Peru.  He and later lords added an extended set of palatial rooms and quarters to create what remains today.

The bedrooms are large and spacious with simple Castilian styled, dark wood furniture, with all rooms offer inspiring views – either to the castle tower, the Gredos plains, or the Gredos peaks. There are fine views from any table in the restaurant, with those located against the glass wall on the north side offering particularly stunning panoramic views.


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Nearest AirportMadrid Barajas
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Plenary Speakers


Bohumir Grüner
ASCR, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Metallacarboranes as hydrophobic pharmacophores; state of the art. Are these compounds worthy of further study?


Zbigniew J. Lesnikowski
Institute for Medical Biology PAS
New forays into nucleoside drug design – Boron cluster modifications with anticancer, antiviral and purinergic receptors modulating activities


Detlef Gabel
Jacobs University
Ionic boron clusters as superchaotropic anions: Implications for drug design


Narayan S. Hosmane
Northern Illinois University
Nanostructured Boron Compounds: Applications in Cancer Therapy


Takao Yamori
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
Attempts of Japanese Academia and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) at Discovery and Development of New Drugs


George W. Kabalka
The University of Tennessee
Preparation of Nuclear Medicine Imaging Agents Using Organoborane Chemistry

Invited Speakers

bregadze-150x150Vladimir Bregadze
Russian Academy of Sciences
Conjugates of bis(dicarbollide)cobalt with porphyrins and phthalocyanines: synthesis and interaction with cancer cells
Nakamura-Custom-150x150Hiroyuki Nakamura
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Highly Boronated Liposomes as Efficient Boron Delivery Vehicles for Neutron Capture Therapy
hobza-150x150Pavel Hobza
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry ASCR
Qunatum chemical study of sigma-hole bonding in substituted carboranes…protein complexes
grich-150x150Simonetta Geninatti Crich
University of Torino
A theranostic approach using Gd/B multimodal probes to improve Boron Neutron Capture Therapy efficiency
jelliss-150x150Paul A Jelliss
Saint Louis University
Toward the development of rhenacarborane complexes as CNS drug delivery agents
sauerwein-150x150Wolfgang Sauerwein
University of Duisburg-Essen
Boron Neutron Capture Therapy: Moving towards a clinical modality after 6 decades of experiments
LlopJordi Llop
Molecular imaging in drug development: specific applications to boron clusters
das1-150x150Bhaskar Das
University of Kansas Medical Center
Boron Containing Retinoids: Novel Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases
scwint1Amanda Schwint
National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) & National Research Council (CONICET)
Optimizing the Therapeutic Efficacy of BNCT for Different Pathologies: Research in Animal Tumor Models Employing Different Boron Compounds
JalisatgiSatish S. Jalisatgi
University of Missouri
Recent Advances in Boron-rich Molecular and Nano-pharmaceuticals
luChangsheng Lu
Nanjing University
Synthesis and Properties of Carborane Derivatives
francesc-Custom-2Francesc Teixidor Bombardó
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
Aromaticity and self-assembling capacity of Boron clusters. Can it be relevant for biomedical studies and therapeutics?

Contributing Speakers

George Kracke
University of Missouri
Wilma Neumann
University of Leipzig
Radim Vespalec
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Martin Lepsik
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Jindrich Fanfrlik
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR
Daniel Pla
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Emmanuel Gras
Anzhela Galstyan
European Institute for Molecular Imaging
Elena Oleshkevich

Conference Programme

programme-pic-e1436367393550A copy of the conference programme can be accessed via the link below.

Please Note: This programme is subject to change and we strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.
Conference Programme

Conference Fees

We can offer 3 types of registration for the conference

  • An Event Pass without accommodation
    Provides full conference attendance whilst leaving you free to book your own accommodation.
  • An Event Pass with accommodation.
    This package provides full conference attendance and accommodation at the Parador Oropesa.
  • An Event Pass with shared accommodation.
    Share a room with another delegate at the venue to receive the best priced conference attendance and accomodation package.
Event Pass Only – No Accommodation

Event Pass

Standard Price €750
Standard Price valid from 1st July

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Event pass fees include

  • Conference registration
  • Welcome reception
  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • Conference Pack containing programme & abstract book
  • Wifi in conference room and guest rooms
  • Hot & cold buffet lunches
  • Evening meals on Days 1 & 2 including limited wine/beer/soft drinks
  • All coffee breaks during the conference
  • Poster session & refreshments
  • Ample time & opportunities for networking
  • On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference
  • Farewell Dinner Ticket

Event pass fees do not include

  • Accommodation at the conference venue
  • Breakfast

*Please Note: The Earlybird Rate of €620 was valid for those who registered and paid in full by 30th June 2015. Since 1st July, the Event Pass has reverted to the standard price of €750.

Event Pass With Accommodation Packages

Academic Price

Sharer Price
€900 €799

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Event pass and accommodation package fees include

  • Conference registration
  • Welcome reception
  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • Conference Pack containing programme & abstract book
  • Wifi in conference room and guest rooms
  • Hot & cold continental buffet breakfast
  • Hot & cold buffet lunches
  • Evening meals including limited wine/beer/soft drinks
  • Farewell Dinner including local entertainment
  • All coffee breaks during the conference
  • Poster Session & refreshments
  • 3 Free drink vouchers for selected drinks at the hotel bar
  • 50% discount on all subsequent drinks purchased at the hotel bar
  • Ample time & opportunities for networking
  • On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

Accommodation Option
Academic Registrations have a private room. We offer the Sharer rate based on 2 persons sharing a room at the conference.

Please be aware if you book this package you will be sharing a room with another same sex attendee.

If you would like to nominate another attendee to share the room, please notify us of this fact in the ‘Special Requirements’ field of the registration form.

Please Note – Zing has exclusive use of the Parador Oropesa for the duration of the conferences and there are a limited amount of rooms available at the hotel. Until Zing Conferences receives full payment of your invoice, your room will not be reserved and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

The reduced sharer rate of €799 was valid for those who registered and paid in full by 30th June 2015. Since 1st July, the rate has reverted to the standard price of €900. From 24th August, the €799 sharer price was reintroduced as a special offer.

We cannot offer any additional nights accommodation at the Parador before or after the conference dates. Should you require to stay extra nights, we can advise you on alternative accommodation in the local area. Please contact info@zingconferences.com for details

Alternative Accommodation

Here are a few alternative accommodation options available in the local area of Oropesa. Please use the links to view each property, the latest rates and reserve your accommodation.


Casa Rural La Posada


Casa Rural La Botica


La Hosteria de Oropesa



Please note: The owner of Casa Rural La Posada only speaks Spanish. Should you wish any information about the property or wish to make a booking, you may use our Spanish speaking colleagues to help. They can be contacted via the following email address zing@islandbridge-events.com